Type 1 diabetes: Children’s book clears up misconceptions about condition

Authors Candy Gan (left) and Yeo Cheng Yong wrote a book about Type 1 diabetes to help kids, like Joshua Wong, better understand the condition. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE – There were no kids’ books about Type 1 diabetes when Candy Gan was growing up. The 25-year-old, who was diagnosed with the condition at age two, knows the challenges of living with it.

While studying in Britain, she worked with charities to raise awareness about it and delivered two TEDx talks. Now back in Singapore, she volunteers with typeOne.sg, a support group for families living with the condition in Singapore.

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